Soldier Of Fortune Conformation Shot

Soldier Of Fortune Gelding Not For Catching In Maiden Hurdle

Home Free (6g Soldier Of Fortune – Shuriken, by Hurrican Run) made all to run out a clear winner of Tuesday’s maiden hurdle at Lingfield.

Olly Murphy’s charge placed in both his bumpers and returned this season to place on both his starts over hurdles. Sent off favourite on Tuesday, he boasted a clear advantage from three out and was shaken up to draw further clear after the second last. He needed little encouragement from Harry Skelton to lead by 14 lengths on the line.

Home Free is owned by Mrs John Magnier, having been bought by Aiden Murphy and MV Magnier as a store for €80,000. His five-year-old sister by Walk In The Park and four-year-old brother by Flemensfirth are both in training with Willie Mullins.